Troubled Teen Private School Receives National Recognition

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Stillwater Academy receives NASET School of Excellence Award.

Stillwater Academy, an accredited private school linked with adolescent treatment program Turnabout, has garnered national recognition as a National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence--the highest honor awarded a private special education school by NASET. Only 40 schools have been chosen as NASET Schools of Excellence for 2008-2009.

"Not only have these schools met the rigorous criteria to be a School of Excellence," said George Giuliani, executive director of NASET, "but the schools selected have also shown they hold themselves to a very high standard of excellence."

Stillwater Academy principal Marilyn Prettyman said, "It's personally rewarding to know the school is doing an excellent job with its students. Our teachers care about and understand the kids who come here, and this award just verifies it."

For years, Stillwater Academy has helped troubled teens get back on track with school and regain a love of learning through small class sizes, caring teachers, and student responsibility to complete schoolwork.

"Our structure helps support the students in their learning," said Prettyman. "We keep very close track of them, and if they start to slip in their grades, we put things into place to give them the support they need, whether that is tutors, extra study time, or peer help."

Stillwater Academy is a member of NASET, a professional organization that provides support to special education teachers.

For more information on Stillwater Academy, please contact Marilyn Prettyman or visit

About Turnabout/Stillwater Academy:
Turnabout/Stillwater Academy is a licensed, adolescent treatment program and private school dedicated to helping families and struggling teens find the pathway back to happiness and family harmony. For more than 20 years, Turnabout's family centered approach to treatment has helped restore hope and healing to hundreds of families nationwide. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the organization provides treatment services to troubled teens dealing with a wide range of issues.


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